So many times when a comic book character or story is turned into a television show or movie, extra characters are added. The supporting cast and stories are often Hollywood-ized so that they will appeal to more viewers, so perhaps a love interest or an enemy is added that never existed in the original comics.
However, this coming week, things are going in the opposite direction.
The television show “Smallville” has a quite popular character, Clark’s good friend Chloe Sullivan. She was originally created for The CW show, and had never appeared in any Superman comics … until now.
In this week’s Action Comics No. 893, there will be a co-feature starring Jimmy Olsen. His ex-girlfriend is none other than Chloe, who makes her debut in this issue. She is a reporter, but things are a bit different, and it looks like she will be a major part of Jimmy’s story. As stated in the DC Nation page of last week’s comics, the writers have plans for Chloe, and I think we’ll be seeing her after this co-feature is complete as a regular supporting cast member.
If you would like to get a sneak peak at Chloe’s debut, there is a free 10-page preview available. Using your computer, you can visit Comixology.com to see it, by clicking on the DC icon, and then Action Comics and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you can see them on those devices as well.
After reading the preview myself, there seems to be some promise there. The co-feature is an interesting story thus far, and I think they are going in the right direction with Chloe.
Kudos to DC for bringing this wonderful character from the small screen to the page.